FAQ


Partner Content Top

What will happen to the Content Partners and their websites?

Content Partner sites will continue to exist at their respective URLs.

Will there be a search engine that searches all Content Partner resources?

At this time there isn't one search tool that returns results from all Content Partner sites. Many Partners are working to add their resources to the Learning Registry.

How will I be able to search for Content Partner resources by standard?

At this time, all content Partner resources are aligned to national, state, and Common Core standards, but there isn't a way to browse for resources by standards.

Will Content Partners continue their Thinkfinity groups and/or blogs?

Information about each Partner's social media and community-building plan can be found here.


Groups Top

What happened to the groups I created?

Group owners: you may contact us through support@thinkfinity.org about receiving an archive of your group's activity.


Policy Top

Why was this decision made?

Recognizing the urgent need to improve student performance in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and increase the number of students who pursue STEM careers, the Verizon Foundation has focused its efforts to support STEM education by ensuring that teachers can best utilize the high speed broadband networks they have access to and understand how to integrate technology into the classroom in impactful ways.

Through our Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program, we have documented mobile learning strategies and best practices that have produced meaningful results. To make this information widely available to educators, the Verizon Foundation is creating a professional development platform that will give educators free access to a wealth of resources focused on integrating mobile devices in the classroom.

In partnership with the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE), Verizon Foundation is launching the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy (VMLA), a virtual, moderated professional development course offered to teams of educators for free. The program includes five courses developed around ISTE standards. Course modules are designed to help teachers, administrators, and tech coaches implement effective mobile learning initiatives in their schools. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered to teachers completing the VMLA program.

Register for the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy.


Future Top

Are there any educational groups you can recommend in lieu of Thinkfinity?

If you are interested in connecting with educators around the subjects you teach or topics you care about, we encourage you to continue to follow Thinkfinity Content Partners.

If you are interested in learning more about the innovative and effective use of mobile technology in the classroom, we encourage you to check out the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy here.

And if you would like to continue to share ideas and best practices and get feedback from fellow teachers, please join the Verizon Innovative Learning Community on Google +.

Will any Thinkfinity groups continue on different platforms in the future?

If you are interested in learning more about the innovative and effective use of mobile technology in the classroom, we encourage you to check out the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy here.

And if you would like to continue to share ideas and best practices and get feedback from fellow teachers, please join the Verizon Innovative Learning Community on Google +.

We suggest you consider the social spaces our Content Partners are setting up. Look for similar information inside of the groups you follow in the coming weeks.